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Elderly Lady Bathroom
First R/O infection:
This could be age related changes but one needs to rule out urine infection esp if this is a new symptom. Medications need to be reviewed because Some medications can can also cause this. As you age bladder capacity decreases and ability to postpone voiding decreases.
Hygeine: C. Difficile is contagious. Use hygiene, hand washing & clean bathroom practices. ...Read more
Will having private bathroom instead of sharing bathroom with one lady in nursing decrease chances of recurrent utis?
See below: Sharing bathrooms is not a cause of utis. ...Read more
No number: It doesn't depend on the number it depends on the person. Everybody tolerates heat/cold different. Have a plan to remove the person to a controlled environment. ...Read more
Is there anything that can cause an elderly lady to start wobbling around without control of how she walks?
How often should an elderly lady have a shower and is there any thing the lady carer washing her should look out for.
Depends: The elderly may not need to take a shower every day. The minimum is at least once per week and more depending on her activity level and bodily functions including sweat production and skin condition. Advise daily gentle wipes/cleaning of the sweat gland areas, armpits, groin, under breasts, face. Make sure the HHA is checking for skin tears, sores, lacerations rashes. Fix shower area with stool. ...Read more
I am a female in my twenties and anytime I go I the bathroom my lower right side hurts & continues to do so afterwards. No burning or anything?
Input equals output: What you drink should equal what you urinate. If you are urinating every hour or more, it stings, you feel an urgency to go and/or it smells different-see your physician for possible bladder infection. ...Read more
Depends: Lots of variables. What kind of issues does your mom have? How healthy is your neighbor? Is this just temporary? Or are you looking for a long-term solution? What if something is broken or missing from house - how will you feel if it was your neighbor? At least w/hired help, they should be bonded (insured). Plus they have more training. Discuss this w/other family members. ...Read more
I am a female who received oral sex from a male partner last tuesday. When I went to use the bathroom I felt burning which lasted for several days.
See your provider: While oral sex is generally safe, the human mouth contains numerous bacteria. It is possible you developed a bacterial vaginal or urinary infection. This can be easily treated but it would be helpful for you to see your provider for vaginal cultures, urinalysis, and urine culture. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Can loss of one important long term memory with full recovery of the same upon pointing out the loss in a healthy elderly lady be due to ministroke?
Unlikely: Mini stroke can affect memory but requires many not one. A form of dementia called multi infarction dementia. Remember the brain is the fabric of our persona. If enough events occur can alter us permanently. If you are worried suggest seeing physician diagnostic studies can be performed. Key is prevention ...Read more
Is going to bathroom on average 8 times a day bad for a female. I drink about 2-4 cups of water a day but on rare days it's 5-6.I don't go at night.?
Likely ok: While diabetes, urinary tract infections & some other illnesses can cause frequent urination, your urinary patterns sound normal. Vit c & soda can increase urinary frequency as well. If you're having pain, or don't feel like you're fully emptying your bladder, or if you're still concerned, please see your pcp. You do need to try & increase your water intake to about 8 glasses per day. ...Read more
I'm a 72 old female, I wake up every 2 hrs at night, I have to go to bathroom, is that normal? I have type 2 diabetes
You did not state that you have diabetes. A common cause for frequent urination at night is simply bladder problems unrelated to diabetes. An overactive bladder is one name for this.
If the amount you urinate is often just a little or if you often have to go just a few moments after you urinated, that strongly suggests a bladder problem not diabetes.
In any case, urine and blood testing should provide further information to answer the question and to tell whether infection is playing a part.
It is not normal to have to urinate this frequently. So get this checked out. Hopefully you will enjoy better sleep. ...Read more
Hello, I am a 19 yr old female and have been using the bathroom a lot lately. I've urinated for at least 20 times today.
I am 26 years old, female. I have the urge to urinate when I open the tap, when I go near the bathroom. I urinated in my underclothes twice.
Had 3 drinks last night over 5 hours. 23yo female. I spent 6 hours throughout last night in the bathroom being violently sick, diarrhoea and shakes.
Went to the bathroom 3 etimes today with rectal bleeding. I have had rectal itching also. I'm 32 female.
19, female. I can't hold my urine the past few days. Sometimes I can't make it to the bathroom in time. Tiny amount of blood in discharge lately too.
My stomach seems to hurt more/make me have go to the bathroom when I lay on my back? Why? I'm 19 female.
GE Reflux: Many people experience an increase in discomfort related to their gastroesophageal reflux when lying flat on their back. The worst times are usually the hour after you eat a snack or meal. If antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids aren't helping the symptoms, you may need to see a doctor and discuss if you need an H2 blocker or proton pump inhibitor-type of medicine to reduce acid production fir relief ...Read more
My private parts are swollen, making me want to go to bathroom all the time, is there something I can do I am a female
I accidentaly left semen on the toilet paper in bathroom. Right after me bathroom was used by a woman who used the toilet paper. Can she get pregnant?
Seems very unlikely: First, If you ejaculated semen somewhere please clean the area so that no one has to come into contact with your semen. Second, you should be more careful. That is very gross, impolite and unsanitary. Third, hopefully the other person noticed there was semen on the toilet paper before touching herself with it. ...Read more
I urinate a lot. I wake up every two hours to use the bathroom. I'm a 22 year old female and I've been tested for a UTI but it was negative.?
Urinary Frequency: UTI is ony one of the possible causes of frequency. Inability to concertrate urine or protein in your urine related to a kidney problem may be the issue. Vaginal discharge or infections can cause it. Diabetes or elevated blood sugar can cause it. Most of these can be diagnosed with a complete exam, urinalysis and cultures. ...Read more
I am 27 year old female. Received period on Tuesday. On saturday I passes some tissue with little blood in bathroom. Now I have large blood clots?
See your doc: It is possible the tissue is the uterine lining, but also may be having a miscarriage. See your doc for an evaluation ...Read more
Why would I get hiccups when I wake from a deep sleep and have to go to the bathroom. Hiccups go away quickly. Am 64, female, slightly overweight.?
92 new to nursing home. Pvt room but share bathroom with woman with c diff. Aides dump commode contents in my toilet and touch stuff there with gloves?
Inappropriate: If what you relate is correct, would first discuss with director of nh, and then with state agency regulating nursing homes. You are at risk of being infected. ...Read more